The Monserrato winery was born in 1973 from an intuition of Cavalier Francesco Zecchina, a Neapolitan builder and wine enthusiast. It was his passion that convinced him to invest in an area of his Campania particularly suited to quality wine growing, buying land in the hills around Benevento, at the foot of Monte Serrato. Here he fixed up a ruin dating back to the 1962 Irpinia earthquake and, with the help of a young friend and farmer, began planting vines, tobacco and olive trees. After a period of transition, the farm is now run by Francesco's daughter Paola and his son Lucio. Currently, three oil labels and a line of six local wines are produced from the farm's olive groves and vineyards.